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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzcyclist
    From what I'm seeing on TV, the difference is more like 0.2 seconds, not 0.4. It is FAT timing with the difference being that the clock starts when the runner moves not when the gun goes off.
    So the clock starts automatically when the runner lifts his hand and stops by electric beam (we have that machine for our track team - works great)? Yeah, then it would be .2. Last time I checked they were still going by hand at both ends, hence the .4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tafnut
    So the clock starts automatically when the runner lifts his hand and stops by electric beam (we have that machine for our track team - works great)? Yeah, then it would be .2. Last time I checked they were still going by hand at both ends, hence the .4.
    It's what I linked above. :roll:

    Pay attention in class :P
    There are no strings on me
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    Quote Originally Posted by guru
    It's what I linked above. :roll: Pay attention in class :P
    yes, dear, but that doesn't answer the question of whether they are using that equipment! :roll:
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    What's the conversion factor for lack of starting blocks and slower running surface?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzcyclist
    What's the conversion factor for lack of starting blocks and slower running surface?
    good point - running on grass in football cleats - as they often do - just muddies the picture even more.
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    I've never understood why backs and receivers run the 40. Jerry Rice was a 4.5 guy at best, yet he was the greatest of all time. I doubt Payton or Sanders were 4.4 guys.

    Then there's...

    Sultan McCullough..10.17
    Curtis Conway..10.2?
    Jimmy Hines..Olympic Champion
    Willie Gault...10.10
    Frank Budd..9.2
    Tommie Smith...Olympic Champion

    ....and the list goes on and on and on. James Jett? Curtis Dickey?

    Quickness and the ability to cut and move with elusiveness are the keys in football, not amazing speed.
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    Mike Mamula was picked 7th overall in 1995 based on his combines performance. Too bad he couldn't play football.

    BTW, Vince Young scored a 6 out of 50 on the Wonderlich Personnel Test which dropped him in the draft. It obviously doesn't measure football IQ. Pat McInally from Harvard has the only verifiable 50 in the NFL (Rams QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, also from Harvard, allegedly scored a 50) and there are reports of players who scored 1 on the test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cullman
    Vince Young scored a 6 out of 50 on the Wonderlich Personnel Test
    we're not talking the Rocket Science Entrance Exam here

    sample:

    http://espn.go.com/page2/s/closer/020228test.html
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    Why anyone cares what a magically gifted athlete scored on a non-athletic test baffles me, unless it is just fun to demean those who score poorly. Why would Vince Young care about that test when he knew the big bucks were his no matter what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm
    Why anyone cares what a magically gifted athlete scored on a non-athletic test baffles me, unless it is just fun to demean those who score poorly. Why would Vince Young care about that test when he knew the big bucks were his no matter what?
    If you think that the results of that test 'don't matter' you grossly underestimate how complex being a pro football player has become. On the other hand, Extreme Talent trumps all!
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